Acropolis was the highest city in Greece and was built to be a fortress for the Goddess Athena, protector of Athens. This was after the defeat of Persians which gave Athens power of politics, economics, and culture. Athens helped create a league of allies to facilitate the freedom of Greek cities. Members of the league would either provide ships or pay a sum of money. Parthenon was the city’s treasury where it housed many pounds of silver.
These Roman replicas “go back with certainty to a Greek original in the post-Praxitelean style of about 300 B.C.” (Alexander, 245). After Praxiteles’s undraped Knidos, Aphrodite’s nude image became so popular that his students began creating depictions of their own. However, with the emerging artistic current overturning the classical canons, the “sculptors went their several ways, and their Aphrodites became eclectic or sentimentalised” (Alexander, 245). They began creating their own versions of the statue, inspired by the Hellenistic period’s prioritisation of movement, detail and expression over the traditional, yet boring paradigms of movements past. Nevertheless, the students returned to the original themes and reworked those first images.
Khufu built the Pyramids of Giza and the Khufu ship. The Abu Simbel temples and the Pyramids are similar because they were both some of the biggest structures in the world at that time. They are different also because the temples at Abu Simbel are religious architecture and the Great Pyramids of Giza were tombs. The Ramesseum and the khufu ship are the same because both are related to
They adapted to their religious beliefs the 12 gods of Olympus tough they changed their original names Aphrodite became Venus. Apollo remained Apollo Ares became Mars Artemis became Diana Athena became Minerva Demeter became Ceres Hades became Pluto Hephaistos became Vulcan Hera became Juno Hermes became Mercury Hestia became Vesta Persephone became Proserpina Poseidon became Neptune Zeus became Jupiter They adapted their architecture temples made from marble with the classical design The more common are Ionian the Corinthian and the Doric architecture styles they also adapted the Greek theatron , the theatre which is the usual half circle known as Amphitheatre . More important they adapted the Euboea variation of the Greek alphabet that
Ancient Greeks valued many principles such as intelligence, strength and glory. Odysseus represents these values of the Greeks in his own style. Odysseus is a Greek hero who fought in the Trojan War. The Trojan War was a war between the Greeks and Trojans. The war started because of the queen of Sparta being abducted.
People around the world have heard of many heroes of Greek mythology and know of their adventures. Although the stories and myths of each hero slightly vary from place to place and person to person, the great feats that each has accomplished are common knowledge. One of the most accomplished heroes of Greek mythology is Theseus, the hero of Athens. This hero started with humble beginnings and eventually grew to be the most famous and respected demigod in ancient Athens (Ward, 7). Theseus’ mother, Aethra, was a princess and the daughter of Pittheus, the king of Troezen.
Athens moved the treasury to Athens in 454. The funds that were supposed to go towards military advances and defense began to go towards extravagant civil works in Athens. This led to the “Golden Age of Athens” which ran from 465 – 431 BCE. One of these building projects was the Temple of Athena Parthenos, also known as simply, the Parthenon. This temple was dedicated to Athena as a virgin.
Many deities are believed to be golden colored, also most royal tombs inside are made of pure gold. Copper was the most common metal for everyday use in ancient Egypt so it was not particularly hard for them to make bronze since bronze is just copper with a tin alloy and when the two metals are alloyed there is a high increase in hardness and sharpness of the blade. Before they found out about bronze most weapons were made of copper but it was obvious how much sharper and stronger bronze was. Bronze made the dagger very powerful when used against an enemy, though strength of the soldier using it still mattered. To make metals craftable they used an Egyptian heating process called smelting to removing the impurities of the ores and make it into something good to work with.
Greek mythology is one of the most favored subjects in high school and around the world because of the monsters, magic and mythical world created by the gods. Such as Hermes, the god of trade, wealth, luck, fertility, and travel, he was known as the messenger, Sirens, the mythical creature of the sea who lured in sailors, and Mount Olympus, the mythical home of the gods. Hermes, Sirens and Mount Olympus are important in greek mythology because they all reveal Greek culture, shows aspects of Greek life and appear in important Greek texts. For starters, the god Hermes is the beloved son of the god Zeus, and he was known as the messenger in the text of The Odyssey. Hermes was either a handsome, athletic beardless youth or an older bearded man with winged boots and a wand in his hand.
One of the most famous wonders was the Statue of Zeus. The Statue of Zeus is a very famous structure made by the architecture,Phdieas. The statue was nicknamed Altis. Those who came to watch the Olympics were able to see the Statue of Zeus. The Temples began in 470 B.C.
Pheidias, the most famous sculptor of the period and also a mathematician, applied these calculations to sculpture. The calculations were also used in part in the construction of the Parthenon. The use of the formula in sculpture resulted in masterful, realistic creations of the human form. "Grave Stele with a Family Group" is an example of sculpture from the period using marble as the medium created as a funerary monument http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/11.100.2. This time in Greece is also referred to as the "Golden Age."
The Parthenon is one of the most well known greek structures in existence. The keychain is in the cache because it is a reminder of the greek culture to whomever finds it. Not only that but the geocache is hid beside downscaled greek pillars. If found, this small parthenon would explain the hint I left , “The treasure lies beside what is located on top of the Acropolis”. The
Artemis: Technologies Artemis the greek goddess had very many cities that were dedicated to her, especially the cities Thespiae and Athens.The cities had plenty of technologies and advances in their time period. Athens was a big fancy art city along with many other things that they did. Athens gave military support to Sparta (a big greek city-state obsessed with war) carrying wood and making tools such as spears, thin bladed swords, slingshots etc. Athens also created the alarm clock, of course back then they were nothing like they were today but were still were very valuable and were used by many Athenian communities. Plato was the greek philosopher who invented the alarm clock.The alarm clock was basically made up of no more than
The trials of Ancient Greece and its Panhellenic ideals are cast in marble, as they’ve survived through antiquity into modern times, from the their revolution for independence against the Ottoman empire, to their modern entertainment which still contains Homeric